Tackling Alaska’s mental health service problems means confronting social and economic issues in a very big state.
The mental health workforce in rural areas may get a needed boost from programs such as one underway in New Mexico.
Opted-out physicians can still have referrals and prescriptions for privately contracted patients covered, but claims denials will be issued to those who haven’t submitted an opt-out affadavit.
Child psychiatric hospitals were not included in a 1999 bill meant to fill a gap in federal funding for GME training at children’s hospitals.
Global mental health in residency begins at home and visits many continents.
An appeals court rules that Florida’s effort to bar gun discussions between physicians and patients is a “legitimate regulation” of medical practice.
The Institute of Medicine’s report on restructuring financing for graduate medical education elicits strong feedback from organized medicine.
A new law responding to the VA’s well-publicized health care crisis includes provisions to enhance the agency’s general medical and mental health workforces.
Formal training of primary care physicians to manage mild to moderate mental health problems has been a missing link in collaborative care programs.
Elevated methylation of a stress response gene is identified in the blood of people manifesting suicidal behaviors and could be involved in suicide etiology.
Though multiple medications have been developed for the treatment of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), none has yet gained formal approval.
Patients with both insomnia and depression saw improvement in symptoms of both disorders after being treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia.
A new study from the National Institute of Mental Health supports the shift from DSM-IV to DSM-5 regarding the age-of-onset criterion for ADHD.
A new manual that updates the classification of sleep disorders rethinks the concept of insomnia and addresses a range of comorbid psychiatric illnesses as well as the effects of psychiatric drugs on sleep.
Stigma remains one of the largest deterrents keeping people from accessing needed mental health care, and the problem is especially acute among minority populations.
The APA Board of Trustees examines factors that are poised to change the way many psychiatrists practice their specialty.